When making scalloped potatoes, add sliced carrots for more color and nutrition.
To add flavor to canned wax beans, brown a few tablespoons of butter in a hot skillet and add to the drained beans plus a bit of salt and pepper.
Zucchini bread is pretty with chopped dried apricots added instead of raisins.
To add flavor to white cakes, add a tiny bit of orange extract to the batter.
To add flavor to lentil soup, substitute salsa for half of the tomatoes.
Barbecued beef sandwiches are better with a topping of shredded lettuce, slivers of green pepper and a sprinkling of sugar.
To thicken and add flavor to your chili, add a can of re-fried beans.
When making fried potato patties out of leftover mashed potatoes stir in pancake mix instead of flour. It will lighten their texture.